Ilim Appoints Sergey Pondar Managing Director Tech. and Mfg. Services

Jan. 19, 2011 - Russian pulp and paper producer Ilim Group has appointed Sergey Pondar to the First Level Team position of Managing Director Technology and Manufacturing Services.

Since 2009, Pondar served as Executive Director of ZAO (joint stock corporation) International Paper, where he worked for IP in the US on projects designed to develop manufacturing excellence tools and implement best manufacturing practices. Prior to that, Pondar joined the Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Mill as shift foreman, and was gradually promoted to the position of CEO.

Pondar was born in Svetogorsk, Leningrad Oblast , Russia and graduated from the St. Petersburg Forestry Engineering Academy with a degree in Process Engineering in 1987.

SOURCE: Ilim Group